The Plaza de la Marina (Marina Square) is one of the main squares in Málaga’s historic city center. Located between two of the city’s most important avenues, Alameda Principal and Paseo del Parque, the square was constructed at the end of the 19th century with reclaimed land drained from the sea. It is a lively square, and is the first sight that visitors from cruise ships see when they arrive at the Port of Málaga.
The Tourist Information Office of the City of Málaga is located in this square, and provides information on things to do in the city during your stay. The Plaza de la Marina also has a large underground parking area, making it a frequent departure point for city tours. Several notable mid-20th century buildings, designed with modern lines, are located around the square. In the center of the square is a dancing fountain with jets of water, and at the back is a sculpture of El Cenachero (“the fish vendor”), a symbol of the city of Málaga.
The Plaza de la Marina is located in front of the main entrance of the Port of Málaga and the Palmeral de las Sorpresas, with the Alameda Principal to one side and the Parque de Málaga on the other, bounded on the north by Calle Larios.